We want your Dune London shoes and accessories to look and feel amazing, and as industry leaders, we're here to tell you how. Administering the Dune 'CPR' will literally bring your shoes back to life. So, always take care to Clean, Protect and Revive all your purchased shoes and follow these recommendations to keep purchases in tip top condition.
Clean Your Shoes
Let's face it, you'll want to wear our Dune London Womens and Mens shoes all the time. But daily grime can build up so cleaning and regular TLC is a must. When cleaning leather (as well as patent or reptile varieties) it's essential to use a good quality leather conditioner and renovator. Maybe even try a little bit somewhere less obvious on the shoe, in case the colour is different. You can lift out stains and dirt on leather, and fabrics, with a dry foam formula or gel cleaner. Do bear in mind that natural leather will age and fade with wear and the colour and texture can vary.
Protect Your Shoes
Extra care should be taken when cleaning suede and nubuck uppers, but a suede brush with the appropriate cleaner should do the job. For stubborn stains on suede or nubuck, use a traditional rubber cleaning block in a gentle manner. Clean marks off fabric, canvas or denim shoes by delicately spot washing with tepid water and a soft old toothbrush. Cleaning products are not recommended for ponyskin and satin (or other very delicate fabrics) so opt for a protective spray.
If a sneaky patch of dirt does appear, brush gently with soft bristles. The type of brush you use will depend on the fabric to be cleaned. A natural fibre brush for leathers, and soft metal or rubber bristles for suede and nubuck. If the inside the shoe needs a bit of sprucing up, replace insoles with foam or leather ones which will also enhance comfort, and use an odour killer to leave them smelling like roses.
Store your bags in the Dune London woven dust bag . When your bag is not on display/being worn, protect it with the Dune London dust bag that comes with every bag or purse purchased. Our dust bags will protect embellished styles from being snagged and beads being pulled off too. Don't forget that our embellished evening bags do also come with spare sequins or beads if any do come away (due to the delicate nature of the handmade product).
Fill the bag with stuffing to help it keep its shape and prevent wrinkles and creasing. A couple of packets of desiccants, like silica gel, prevent dampness from ruining a bag. Air out the bag periodically to prevent mould, and always store leather bags in cool, dry places, and in containers that allow air flow. Plastic bags or containers should not be used.